RiP! A Remix Manifesto

Posted on: December 3, 2010

Watched RiP! A Remix Manifesto for my Social Media class.  I wasn’t disappointed at all in this documentary/movie at all.  It’s so informative and interesting all at the same time.  So to sum up the movie, it’s about copyright laws and how the US tries to bully everyone and sue everyone and anyone that gets in their way.

It’s so mind blowing how copyright laws are so extreme right now and how limited our creativity is when our art has any copyrighted content on them.  While the world is trying to become more advanced and our knowledge is increasing, it seems that copyright laws are stopping people from going further and scaring everyone away.  In the past, it was okay for people to rip off other’s work and build upon it and call it their own, but after they’ve built something “new” it’s suddenly not okay for others to build on top of them.  To me, that’s not only unfair but disheartening.  It’s like saying it’s okay for the wealthy to steal but when it’s the poor, you can’t.

Hopefully one day, copyright laws would change and remixing would be legal.  There’s so much we can improve on if we could share our ideas and put them together.  Say no to suing the hell out of each other for copyright issues!


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